By Jacob Achoi
SEBUYAU, Sept 10: The villages of Kpg Lubok Manta Hilir and Kpg Lubok Manta Ulu are now connected with proper and good accessibility with the completion of a 1.8 km stretch of road.
Built at a cost of RM1.2 milllion, the project benefits the 93 doors of the two Iban villages, who are mostly farmers.
Yesterday, Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi officiated at the launching of the project.
“The completion of the road project will bring great benefit to the villagers, the majority who are farmers because they will be able to collect and market their agricultural produce with great convenience,” Julaihi pointed out.
He added that with the completion of the road will also result in great mobility in the area.
According to Julaihi, who is Sebuyau assemblyman, the new road project replaced the previous one which was built using cement slabs.
“It is the commitment of the state government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to provide and improve infrastructure in the rural areas,” he stressed.
At the event, Julaihi also approved his minor rural project (MRP) grant of RM5,000 each to Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) of Kpg Lubok Hilir, Kpg Lubok Manta Ulu, Kpg Lubok Manta Atas and Kpg Tungkah Dayak.
Present were Sarawak Administrative Officer (SAO) from Sebuyau sub-district office Ajis Ahmad and community leaders.—DayakDaily